Kitab al Munir

27/12/17

The Book Of Enlightenment

“Yet there is among men such a one as disputes about Allah, without knowledge, without guidance and without the Book of Enlightenment”surah 22:7-8 Al Hajj. According to Abdullah Yusuf Ali”There is no doubt about the literal meaning of the words, ‘the Book of Enlightenment’.”But where is this non-Islamic scripture without which it is impossible to know about God Almighty?

The Kitab Al Munir (Book of Enlightenment)

And verily the Hour will come: There can be no doubt about it,

Or about (the fact) that Allah will raise up all who are in the graves.

Yet there is among men such a one as disputes about Allah,

Without knowledge, without guidance and without the Book of Enlightenment,

Disdainfully bending his side in order to lead men astray from the path of Allah:

For him there is disgrace in this life, and on the Day of Judgement,

We shall make him taste the Penalty of Burning (Fire)

surah 22:7-9 Al Hajj (The Pilgrimage)

Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur’n, Amana Corporation, 1989.

They said: Allah took our promise not to believe in a messenger,

Unless he showed us a sacrifice consumed by fire (from heaven.)’

Say: ‘There came to you messengers before me with Clear Signs, and even with what ye ask for:

Why then did ye slay them, if ye speak the truth?’

Then if they reject thee, so were rejected messengers before thee who came with Clear Signs, and the Scriptures, and the Book of Enlightenment. [490]

surah 3:183-184 Ali Imran (The Family of Imran)

Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur’n, Amana Corporation, 1989.

“490. The three things mentioned in the Text are: (1) Clear Signs (bayyinat) (2) zubur, and (3) kitab al Munir. The significance of (1) I have explained in the note to 3:62, as far as they relate to Jesus. In a more general sense, it means the clear evidence which Allah’s dealings furnish about a man of God having a true mission: e.g., Moses in relation to Pharaoh. (2) The word Zubur has been translated as scriptures. It comes from the root Zabara which implies something hard. The commentators are not agreed, but the prophetic writings which seem to contemporaries difficult to understand may well be meant here. David’s psalms (Zabur, iv. 163) may also come under this description. As to (3), there is no doubt about the literal meaning of the words, ‘the Book of Enlightenment’. But what does it precisely refer to? I take it to mean the fundamental guide to conduct – the clear rules laid down in all Dispensations to help men to lead good lives.”

Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur’n

Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur’n, Amana Corporation, 1989.

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